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# 36367 24-Jun-2009 09:16
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Hey Guys,
The old 29" CRT has just died and I'm thinking of getting a new 32" LCD. I want to ideally spend under 1k and it would be great to have a built in freeview tuner (and a normal tuner too). What are the best models/manufacturers at the moment? Also what stores are the best in terms of price/service.

Do any stores take your old TV away for disposal?

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  # 227868 24-Jun-2009 09:23
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Your budget is too low for one with Freeview built in, they only seem to be the higher end models that have it.
To check out different models etc and pricing, have a look at Appliance Shed if you have one near you.
We picked up a 42" Panasonic plasma 8 months or so ago for $1300 - today, HN, NL etc are all asking around $1600 for the same TV.

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  # 227876 24-Jun-2009 09:41
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I think $1200 to $1400 is the price range for a 32" LCD with built in freeview.

Also I think if you work it out, a 32" vertically will be slightly smaller that what you are used to.  Since it's wide screen.  Of course if you've been watching everything in wide screen on your 29" lately anyway then the 32" will be larger.

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  # 227910 24-Jun-2009 11:37
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I picked up a Sony Bravia V Series (with Freeview) for $1100 from Noel Leeming, I note now that they are back up to around $1,800 but they do go down in price.

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  # 227913 24-Jun-2009 12:04
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I see that today's DomPost (page A7) has Bond and Bond advertsing a Samsung 32" LCD with built in Freeview for $1199.

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  # 227926 24-Jun-2009 12:34
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I bought one of the new Panasonic 32s with built in Freeview a couple of weeks ago for $1200. I am very impressed with its picture quality.

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  # 227931 24-Jun-2009 12:42
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This one?

The price is attractive but when it says freeview ready does that mean it has an inbuilt freeview tuner?

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  # 227957 24-Jun-2009 14:02
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Doesn't have built in Freeview. I think the new X and S 10 Panny's have freeview built in

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  # 228302 25-Jun-2009 16:30
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I purchased a W series Sony LCD 40 inch prior to the Olympics last year. Still has a very good picture. Good connectivity. I notice they now have a 32inch W series (w5500). Defintely not $1k though.

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